We have been exclusively covering the 2015 Concours d'Elegance for quite some time now, the reason being, not only does the show features some of the rarest cars, it also hosts an auction session and many international car unveiling. This year's Concours has just wrapped off at the Pebble beach and witnessed some of the best unveiling and products.
The most prominent event was the classic car show, and a 1924 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A has won the Best In Show car award at the Pebble Beach. Jim Patterson of The Patterson Collection in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S owns the car. The car, in its mint condition, was first unveiled at the 1932 Geneva Motor Show and won the Grand Prix d'Honneur at Cannes in 1933.
The Tipo 8A has a cabriolet bodywork and was created by Carrosserie Worblaufen in 1931. Other details of the Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A is not available, but it was owned only by 4 owners in its lifetime, and spent most of the time in European countries like France and Switzerland, before landing in the U.S in 2014. What-so-ever may be the case, the car is indeed a jewel of the automotive history.
In the other news, the Quail at the Pebble Beach also witnessed the classic car auction, lead by the Ferrari, as top 4 of the 5 most expensive cars sold at the Bonhams 2015 Quail Lodge Auction were Ferraris. The highest amount was fetched by a 1959 Ferrari GT Competizione Alloy Berlinetta, receiving a bid amount of $8.25 million. The car was only among the seven examples ever built, and raced itself to victories, including the one at the Watkins Glen.
Although this particular Ferrari, along with 3 other Ferraris fetched good amount, none could match the record breaking $38.115 million bid on the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO from last year. Other cars to receive a good response at the Bonhams were the 1971 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spyder bought for $2.64 million, a 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO bought for $2.65 Million and a 1951 212 Inter Cabriolet going down for $2.2 million.